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Does anybody remember this movie?


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I'm looking for the name of a movie that was probably made in the very early '30s, or maybe even 1929. I don't know who was in it. It's a morality tale about a musician - piano player, I think - who parties hard, becomes an alcoholic and eventually goes blind from drinking bad hooch. I only saw it once, maybe 35-40 years ago. I thought it starred Ted Lewis, but his bio doesn't fit. I think it contained the phrase "is everybody happy?", but the 1929 film by that name doesn't sound like what I'm looking for. Does any of this sound the least bit familiar to anybody?

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I'd Like to see Harry Richman in "Putting on The Ritz".



Raymond Rohouer owned the film last time I saw it on TV in the 1980's.



It features a score & a screenplay by Irving Berlin & also features a color "Alice-in-Wonderland" number.



(it was only Black & White when I saw it, so sadly these may be lost...)



If there were other color scenes I wouldn't know it.



The leading lady was Joan Bennett & James Gleason was Harry's best pal...talking out da side of his mouth..like he did...wonderfully. Tiny Sanford was seen in a bit part.



The "Alice" sequence was recut into a one-reel short with Joan Bennett.



Harry Richman really did own a nightclub called The Club Ritz.



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